SOURCE: Multi-State Lottery Association

September 27, 2007 08:22 ET

$61.5 Million Powerball Jackpot Won!

POWERBALL--(Marketwire - September 27, 2007) - One lucky ticket in Kentucky matched all 6 numbers Wednesday evening and walked away with the $61.5 million jackpot. The holder of the winning tickets will now have to decide to either take the 29-year, 30-installment annuity, or take the one time cash “lump sum” amount of $28,558,114.

There were a total of 475,700 additional winning tickets in America’s Game Wednesday evening. Those winners won prizes totaling $6,681,567.

The numbers drawn were 25, 27, 31, 44, 54 and the Powerball was 8. The Power Play multiplier was 2.

Five tickets correctly matched the 5 white numbers and won $200,000. These tickets were sold in Nebraska (1), New Hampshire (1), Oklahoma (1), Pennsylvania (1), and Tennessee (1).

An incredible 196 tickets matched 4 white numbers plus the Powerball and won $10,000. A whopping 60 additional players not only matched 4+1, but also wisely purchased the Power Play option for a total win of $20,000!

A total of 94,315 winning Powerball plays were multiplied by 2 Wednesday evening. Winners were able to do so by purchasing the Power Play option for one dollar. With Power Play you can multiply your winnings, except for the jackpot, from 2 to 5 times. At the beginning of each drawing a wheel is spun to select that night’s multiplier.

Players purchased $20,159,745 in Powerball and Power Play tickets between Sunday and Wednesday night.

The jackpot for Saturday, September 29th will be $15 million.

The lotteries sold more than $2.5 billion in Powerball tickets in FY07. That translates into more than $725 million for worthwhile state projects.

Powerball is now played in 29 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

For more information on Powerball, please visit our website at www.powerball.com

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Doug Orr
    Multi-State Lottery Association
    515-453-1404